The New York Times – When a teenager is hit in the head, his brain can begin to show signs, within days, of the kind of damage associated with degenerative brain disease, according to an unsettling new study of young men and head injuries.
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Los Angeles Times – California would become the first state to prohibit minors from playing organized tackle football before high school under a proposal made Thursday by lawmakers concerned about the health risks.
WIRED – Self-driving cars should be welcomed for their substantial safety and mobility gains for the traveling public. But the federal government’s failure to modernize auto regulations is already denying consumers safer and superior products.
Science – White House officials appear to have interviewed at least three people last spring to lead the Office of Science and Technology Policy, a key post that remains vacant more than a year into the administration of President Donald Trump.
STAT – Brenda Fitzgerald, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, resigned on Wednesday following a report that she had invested in tobacco and pharmaceutical company stocks while overseeing an agency tasked with promoting public health.
The News & Observer – A key state permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline was approved by state regulators Friday, clearing a major hurdle for the interstate natural gas project to move ahead in North Carolina.